Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood’s stunning spell against Virat Kohli & co., followed by over 50-run partnership from Aussie opening duo – Joe Burns and Matthew Wade made the Indian boys fall miserably in the second session on the third day of the first Test between India and Australia on Saturday at the Adelaide Oval. This is the first time in 26 Tests India have lost when Virat Kohli had won the toss.
After being bowled out for 191 in the first innings on Day 2, the Australian Army this morning returned strong, launching massive attack at the Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his boys. India recorded their lowest ever total in Test cricket (36/9) with Mohammed Shami forced to retire hurt following a crunching blow on the arm from Pat Cummins.
Cummins first removed Jasprit Bumrah and then got the big wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara to push India. Hazlewood then dismissed Mayank Agarwal to reduce India to 15 for 4. Ajinkya Rahane too departed for a duck as Josh Hazlewood bowled an outswinger which was bowled fuller, which Rahane could not negotiate effectively, nicking the ball to Tim Paine.
When to batting, a series of boundaries from the Aussie openers rushed the hosts to the victory soon, taking 1-0 lead against Team India in the first test.